EA has publicly responded to two class action lawsuits against it that claim the publisher misled investors regarding the quality and sales potential of Battlefield 4, saying both are "meritless".

A statement issued to Game Informer reads: "We believe these claims are meritless. We intend to aggressively defend ourselves, and we're confident the court will dismiss the complaint in due course."

Yesterday law firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, filed a suit alleging that EA violated the Securities Exchange Act and issued "materially false and misleading statements highlighting the purported strength of the Company's rollout of version 4 of its all-important Battlefield videogame series".

It claims that between July 24 and December 4, 2013, EA stock rose on the back of these statements, reaching a high of $28.13 per share on August 23, and this allowed "certain of Electronic Arts' senior executives to sell their Electronic Arts stock at artificially inflated prices".

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EA DICE has halted development on all Battlefield 4 expansions until the core game is up to scratch.

It has also suspended work on Battlefront 3.

- Gameplanet.co.nz